Cyprus is known to be one of the food capitals of the world, as it’s situated in one of the most resource-rich locations in all of Europe. The combination of fertile soil, frequent rainfall, and a sea teeming with fish and other creatures make Cyprus the perfect location for foodies everywhere. Of all the locations in Cyprus, Nicosia is definitely the best place to go on a food hunt, as this historic city is home to many local shops that have been open for decades.
If you’re looking to start every morning of your trip on the right note, you need a good breakfast to keep you fueled throughout the day. With that said, here are the best breakfast and brunch spots in Nicosia:
The Market Company
The Market Company is a small cafe and bar located near the centre of Nicosia. It’s a favourite joint among both locals and tourists, so we recommend that you book a table ahead of time to make sure that you don’t have to wait around for a seat. The place is decorated with a vintage style that’s perfect for hanging out with your family and friends before getting started on a day full of adventure. Their halloumi wraps are to die for, so we suggest that you try the dish out!
Brasserie Au Bon Plaisir
As you may be able to guess from the name, this restaurant serves French-inspired Cypriot dishes. The decor in the restaurant takes heavy inspiration from classic French diners, so you will feel as if you’re walking into a cafe in Paris during the 1950s. You can get a classic French breakfast here – buttered croissants, quiche, croquette, and even escargot snails! You can also get a traditional continental breakfast consisting of things like coffee, eggs, bacon, and sausages. No matter what type of French cuisine you’re looking for, this place has it all!
If you’re looking for a shop that specialises in brunch and lunch, Kosta’s Corner is your best bet. This place serves some of the best teas in the city, as they have a massive selection of tea and other hot beverages. The cafe also serves some traditional European dishes such as pasta, frittatas, and Greek salad. If you’re looking for a taste of continental European food, Kosta’s Corner will have it prepared for you just the way you like it!
If you’re looking for an American dining experience, State is the restaurant where you can experience that and more. The high ceiling, tall seats, and counter in the middle of the place will make you feel like you’re in a diner in the US. Additionally, the light music in the background will provide the perfect mood for the wonderful meal you can expect here. The brunch options are heavy on the salads, tea, and sandwiches, so if that’s what you’re interested in, State is the best place for it.
The Powerhouse is a modern restaurant that adds a twist to the traditional Cypriot menu. They use fresh fish and seafood caught on the day to make every dish, serving everything from burgers, salads, and grilled dishes, to steaks! The restaurant has an outdoor area where you can sit outside to enjoy the sun and the breeze on a day with nice weather. The Powerhouse is a great place for you to enjoy a good meal with your family to fill you up before the first activities of the day.
Hypnos Boutique is based in the city centre of Nicosia and is rated as one of the best luxury boutique hotels in the area. We’re in a safe area & provide security 24/7. Book your stay today!